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Live Music in Clubs and Bars in Midtown This Week - July 14-July 21

Live Music in Clubs and Bars in Midtown This Week Photo: rei hardt/Flickr 

Live music completely changes the atmosphere of any venue, and there's no city that gets that quite like New York does. Midtown is filled to the brim with live music in clubs and bars, and no matter what your style is, there's sure to be a venue that's right up your alley on City Guide's weekly calendar. From Midtown West to Midtown East, check out the rock, jazz, pop, and blues awaiting in our clubs and bars.

Billy Childs – Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro - Jazz Standard
July 14, 2019 - New York

All of us at Jazz Standard are delighted to welcome back five–time GRAMMY Award winner Billy Childs, a musician held in the highest esteem for his prodigious skills as a pianist, composer, and arrang­er. Childs began his remarkable career as an apprentice musician with the bands of Freddie Hubbard and J.J. Johnson in the late Seventies and early Eighties. In 1988, he launched his recording career as a leader with Take For Example, This...– the first of his four criti­cally acclaimed albums for Windham Hill Jazz. For this much–anticipated engagement, Billy and band – including the exceptional vocalists Alicia Olatuja and Kate McGarry – will revisit the 2014 Sony Masterworks album Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro. In his Rolling Stone review (9.9.2014), Dave DiMartino wrote: "This polished product, the work of jazz pianist Billy Childs, spotlights many of Nyro's best songs via Childs' creative orchestrations and the marvelous guest performers…Highly recommended." Billy Childs' latest album, Rebirth(Mack Avenue), marks "a return to the snaking quickfire hard–bop Childs played in the '70s, al­beit infused with all the musics he has visited so intelligently since…It's ultra–s... (read more)

Desi Saturdays - Stage 48
Through July 14, 2019 - New York

Age: 21+ Each & Every Saturday Night, come experience the Glamour & Glitz of Bollywood as you Mix, Mingle and Dance at New York City's Hottest Saturday Night DesiParty @ Stage48. Desi Saturdays is one high society DesiParty. Wow factor everywhere. Beautiful people, beautiful venue, beautiful ambiance, and did we mention beautiful people? High energy, amazing music and a packed house are just some of the traits of what you would expect at this weekly Bollywood party. This event is the talk of the town amongst young socialites. It's so exclusive it only takes place on Saturday Nights, and don't even try to dress down, because it is almost impossible to get in, but more importantly you would feel so out of place. So don your best, and you may just be lucky enough to party out on Saturdays Nights at Stage48!! + Google Calendar+ iCal Export

Mingus Big Band: Celebrating 10 Years at Jazz Standard - Jazz Standard
July 15, 2019 - New York

"His music aimed always at the further extension of the horizons of jazz and sometimes ex­perimented with atonality and with a wide range of dissonant effects. Some elements offer a sharp and piquant con­trast, with clearly defined folk music roots and a savage, shouting, blues–derived intensity. Not for com­placent ears, Mingus' music is the prototype of a new and vital generation of the 1960s just as Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie were of the 1940s." (Leonard Feather, The New Encyclopedia Of Jazz)

Michael Leonhart Orchestra - Jazz Standard
July 16, 2019 - New York

Michael Leonhart – trumpet, conductor Dave Guy, Scott Wendholt, Frank Greene, Carter Yasutake – trumpets Ray Mason – trombone Jeff Nelson – bass trombone John Ellis, Sam Sadigurksy, Tom Christensen – tenor saxophone Jason Marshall – baritone saxophone Pauline Kim, Emily Hope Price – strings Robbie Mangano – guitar Joe Martin – bass E.J. Strickland – drums Elizabeth Pupo Walker – percussion The excitement is mounting as the electrifying Michael Leonhart Orchestra (MLO) prepares to return to our bandstand for an eighth consecutive monthly appearance! Tonight's program will be "The Blue Note Records Suite" featuring the compositions of Kenny Dorham, Eric Dolphy, John Scofield, Bobby Hutcherson, and others. This genre–crossing fifteen–piece ensemble features players from such "name" aggregations as the Dap–Kings, the Mingus Big Band, the Maria Schneider Orchestra, and the "Tonight Show" band (The Roots), performing trumpeter Leonhart's bril­liantly imaginative compositions alongside arrangements of songs by Wu–Tang, Duke Ellington, and more. "I realized a long time ago that it's not even about the music you play, it's the spirit with which you approach it. To me that breaks ... (read more)

Ryan Keberle & Catharsis - Jazz Standard
July 17, 2019 - New York

Hailed in the Downbeat International Critics Poll as #1 Rising Star trombonist, a player "of vision and composure" (the NY Times), Ryan Keberle has developed a one-of-a-kind voice both on his instrument and as a composer. As one of 21stcentury jazz's most adventurous new voices, Keberle's music integrates his wide–ranging experiences into a highly personal vernacular — immersed in jazz tradition, drawing on world music, rock and other influences, always seeking fresh and original pathways. As a featured soloist with the Maria Schneider Orchestra, Keberle collaborated with David Bowie on the latter's 2015 single "Sue (Or in a Season of Crime)"; he's performed extensively with the lauded songwriter Sufjan Stevens, with Brazilian superstar Ivan Lins, and with the "Saturday Night Live" house band. Ryan Keberle's flag­ship ensemble, Catharsis, has released five albums; the politically engaged Find The Common, Shine A Light, was praised by The Nation as "unpretentiously intelligent and profoundly moving." Ryan Keberle – trombone, keyboards, voice Camila Meza – guitar, voice Scott Robinson – saxophones, clarinet, flute, trumpet Matt Clohesy – bass Eric Doob – drums

Buster Williams Quartet - Jazz Standard
July 18, 2019 - New York

Charles Anthony "Buster" Williams Jr. is a prodigious artist whose playing knows no limits. At age sev­enteen, he was playing bass for the Gene Ammons/Sonny Stiff band; the long, long list of jazz giants with whom he's performed and recorded since then includes Art Blakey, Betty Carter, Miles Davis, Lee Morgan, Sonny Rollins, and Sarah Vaughan, just to name a few. In 1980, Buster Williams received. GRAMMY Award nomination for his contribution to the album Love For Sale by The Great Jazz Trio, with pianist Hank Jones and drummer Tony Williams. His arrangements and compositions have been rec­orded by (among others) Roy Ayers, Roy Hargrove, Larry Coryell, Freddie Hubbard, Buck Hill, the Jazz Crusaders, Mary Lou Williams, and Herbie Hancock. His deep, resilient and inventive playing has made him the bassist of choice throughout the jazz world. "After working almost continuously for 30 years as a sideman," says Buster Williams, "I decided it was time to take the plunge, step up to the front, play my music, and express my concept of a cohesive musical unit. I've served my apprenticeship under many great masters and feel that it's my honor and privilege to carry on the lineage that makes ... (read more)

Buster Williams Quartet - Jazz Standard
July 19, 2019 - New York

Charles Anthony "Buster" Williams Jr. is a prodigious artist whose playing knows no limits. At age sev­enteen, he was playing bass for the Gene Ammons/Sonny Stiff band; the long, long list of jazz giants with whom he's performed and recorded since then includes Art Blakey, Betty Carter, Miles Davis, Lee Morgan, Sonny Rollins, and Sarah Vaughan, just to name a few. In 1980, Buster Williams received. GRAMMY Award nomination for his contribution to the album Love For Sale by The Great Jazz Trio, with pianist Hank Jones and drummer Tony Williams. His arrangements and compositions have been rec­orded by (among others) Roy Ayers, Roy Hargrove, Larry Coryell, Freddie Hubbard, Buck Hill, the Jazz Crusaders, Mary Lou Williams, and Herbie Hancock. His deep, resilient and inventive playing has made him the bassist of choice throughout the jazz world. "After working almost continuously for 30 years as a sideman," says Buster Williams, "I decided it was time to take the plunge, step up to the front, play my music, and express my concept of a cohesive musical unit. I've served my apprenticeship under many great masters and feel that it's my honor and privilege to carry on the lineage that makes ... (read more)

Buster Williams Quartet - Jazz Standard
July 20, 2019 - New York

Charles Anthony "Buster" Williams Jr. is a prodigious artist whose playing knows no limits. At age sev­enteen, he was playing bass for the Gene Ammons/Sonny Stiff band; the long, long list of jazz giants with whom he's performed and recorded since then includes Art Blakey, Betty Carter, Miles Davis, Lee Morgan, Sonny Rollins, and Sarah Vaughan, just to name a few. In 1980, Buster Williams received. GRAMMY Award nomination for his contribution to the album Love For Sale by The Great Jazz Trio, with pianist Hank Jones and drummer Tony Williams. His arrangements and compositions have been rec­orded by (among others) Roy Ayers, Roy Hargrove, Larry Coryell, Freddie Hubbard, Buck Hill, the Jazz Crusaders, Mary Lou Williams, and Herbie Hancock. His deep, resilient and inventive playing has made him the bassist of choice throughout the jazz world. "After working almost continuously for 30 years as a sideman," says Buster Williams, "I decided it was time to take the plunge, step up to the front, play my music, and express my concept of a cohesive musical unit. I've served my apprenticeship under many great masters and feel that it's my honor and privilege to carry on the lineage that makes ... (read more)

Buster Williams Quartet - Jazz Standard
July 21, 2019 - New York

Charles Anthony "Buster" Williams Jr. is a prodigious artist whose playing knows no limits. At age sev­enteen, he was playing bass for the Gene Ammons/Sonny Stiff band; the long, long list of jazz giants with whom he's performed and recorded since then includes Art Blakey, Betty Carter, Miles Davis, Lee Morgan, Sonny Rollins, and Sarah Vaughan, just to name a few. In 1980, Buster Williams received. GRAMMY Award nomination for his contribution to the album Love For Sale by The Great Jazz Trio, with pianist Hank Jones and drummer Tony Williams. His arrangements and compositions have been rec­orded by (among others) Roy Ayers, Roy Hargrove, Larry Coryell, Freddie Hubbard, Buck Hill, the Jazz Crusaders, Mary Lou Williams, and Herbie Hancock. His deep, resilient and inventive playing has made him the bassist of choice throughout the jazz world. "After working almost continuously for 30 years as a sideman," says Buster Williams, "I decided it was time to take the plunge, step up to the front, play my music, and express my concept of a cohesive musical unit. I've served my apprenticeship under many great masters and feel that it's my honor and privilege to carry on the lineage that makes ... (read more)

Desi Saturdays - Stage 48
Through July 21, 2019 - New York

Age: 21+ Each & Every Saturday Night, come experience the Glamour & Glitz of Bollywood as you Mix, Mingle and Dance at New York City's Hottest Saturday Night DesiParty @ Stage48. Desi Saturdays is one high society DesiParty. Wow factor everywhere. Beautiful people, beautiful venue, beautiful ambiance, and did we mention beautiful people? High energy, amazing music and a packed house are just some of the traits of what you would expect at this weekly Bollywood party. This event is the talk of the town amongst young socialites. It's so exclusive it only takes place on Saturday Nights, and don't even try to dress down, because it is almost impossible to get in, but more importantly you would feel so out of place. So don your best, and you may just be lucky enough to party out on Saturdays Nights at Stage48!! + Google Calendar+ iCal Export


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